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TRAVEL TO SINGAPORE: GUIDE TO SINGAPORE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

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 6 Apr 2022  

 

Thanks to the new Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF) - effective from 1 April 2022 - there are no more travel restrictions, quarantine requirements, or entry restrictions while travelling to Singapore for vaccinated individuals. Border restrictions have been removed and fully-vaccinated citizens from any country can now take any flight to fly into the country, similar to pre-COVID times.

To make it easier for potential travellers, we have created a Singapore travel restrictions guide with everything you need to know. This all-in-one guide features extensive information on entry requirements and quarantine regulations, safe travel tips, COVID-19 measures, as well as a curated list of must-visit attractions, vibrant areas to visit, places to dine at, and outlets with unique offerings.

(Note: Singapore is one of the most vaccinated countries in the world. As of 30 March 2021, 92% of Singaporeans have completed their full regimen (received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines) and 93% have received at least one dose. Over 71% of the population have received their booster shots, too. Source: Ministry of Health, Singapore)

 

Singapore

 

Singapore Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Travellers

 

Vaccination Requirements & Testing

Under the VTF, passengers wanting to fly to Singapore quarantine-free need to be either:

  • Adults who are fully vaccinated with two doses; OR
  • Kids aged 12 and below (not fully-vaccinated is fine too)


To be considered ‘fully-vaccinated’ to visit Singapore, travellers need to fulfill one of these two conditions at least two weeks before arrival:

  • Received 2 doses of WHO EUL Vaccines (view list) and followed the minimum dose interval period (booster shots are good to have, but not mandatory)
  • If they had contracted COVID-19 before vaccination, a proof of vaccination of at least one dose of any WHO EUL Vaccine, 28 days from the first diagnosis of the infection


While digital proof (e.g. QR codes) of vaccination is better for quicker processing, Singapore also accepts paper-based certificates under the VTF.

 

Planning your trip

 

Visa documentation & designated flights

Under the VTF, travellers from any region or country can travel to Singapore if they fulfill all the basic requirements and do not have to quarantine upon arrival, regardless of their flight and country of origin. 

Air travellers to Singapore will need to have a valid visa to enter the country. Visitors with passports from any of the 36 countries mentioned below need to have a visa to be able to travel - China, India, North Korea, Russia, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan and more (view all countries here).

 

Changi Airport

 

Singapore Travel Restrictions for Non-Vaccinated/Partly-Vaccinated Travellers (including children)

Children aged 12 or below (i.e born in 2010 or later) are not required to be fully-vaccinated. Unvaccinated, unaccompanied minors can travel alone under the VTF.

With the latest framework, unvaccinated short-term travellers are NOT allowed entry into Singapore. Partly-vaccinated travellers over the age of 13 will have to fulfill these requirements under the VTF if they wish to visit Singapore:

  • Obtain an entry approval (not applicable for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents);
  • Obtain a negative COVID-19 pre-departure test;
  • Serve a Stay Home Notice (SHN) for seven full days upon arrival in Singapore;
  • Take a mandatory PCR test before the end of their SHN period, which will be arranged by ICA.
     

Finally, passengers transiting through Singapore will no longer be required to display their fully-vaccinated status. They are allowed to transit so long as they meet the mandatory requirements laid out at their final destination.

 

Marina Bay

 

Experiencing Singapore

Now that we’ve covered everything you need to know about Singapore travel restrictions, it’s time to find out what the Lion City has to offer.

 

Marina Bay

Considering its central location and proximity to some of Singapore’s most-visited attractions such as Marina Bay Sands, the Merlion, ArtScience Museum, Esplanade Theatres, Helix Bridge, and Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay is a must-visit.

If comfort and solace is what you prefer, Marina Bay Sands is the perfect place to stay at while in Singapore. Home to the world’s largest rooftop Infinity Pool, and one of Singapore’s tallest observation decks, the luxurious rooms and 5-star service will make your trip a memorable one. Start your mornings at the gym at Banyan Tree Fitness Club, and unwind after a long day in the iconic Infinity Pool while you admire the city skyline.

 

Infinity Pool

 

The Shoppes, a world-class entertainment destination, is only a short walk away from the hotel. Housing over 250 premium brands across a wide range of categories, including Michelin star restaurants, nightlife venues, and luxury brands, The Shoppes is sure to have everything you need. Catch a show at the Sands theatre, pick up souvenirs at The Shoppes, and try Singaporean cuisine at Rasapura Masters or RISE, all in the same day.

Become a Sands Rewards Lifestyle member for FREE to enjoy a slew of rewards and perks when you visit Marina Bay Sands. Earn Resort Dollars when you stay, shop, or dine, and redeem them as cash when you visit over 250 participating outlets. The membership lasts for a lifetime, so you can redeem your points during your next visit. 

 

Sultan Mosque

 

Chinatown, Kampong Glam, and Little India

These neighbourhoods are a must-visit for any foodies and culture explorers.

Each district has its own cultural vibe and distinct identity, allowing you to appreciate the cultural diversity in Singapore while learning more about Singapore’s heritage. Witness the seamless confluence of the new and the old, thanks to a wide variety of traditional shophouses, rustic eateries, and religious attractions. The countless eateries available in each neighbourhood offers a foodie’s paradise with a uniquely delicious mix of local and global cuisines.

Find out more about Singapore’s heritage with our guide to Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, and Mosques in Singapore.

 

Clarke Quay

 

Orchard Road

Orchard Road is sure to satisfy your desire for retail therapy. The 2.2-km long street is lined with luxury shopping outlets and stunning malls, offering designer items and high-end fashion to discounted finds and unique souvenirs. You can also indulge in pleasures of the gastronomical kind, thanks to a range of fine-dining options available to choose from.

 

Clarke Quay

For nightlife enthusiasts and bar-hoppers, Clarke Quay comes alive in the evening. The area offers a whole host of entertainment opportunities with innumerable bars, microbreweries, and restaurants lining the river on both sides. If you are open to exploring and don’t mind a walk, you can follow the river to Boat Quay and Roberson Quay for upscale bars and sophisticated restaurants.

 

Now that you're informed about Singapore’s travel restriction guidelines, read on at Singapore Safe Travel: Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF) to find out more about entry requirements and things to do during your visit.

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